Monday, August 25, 2008

A Partuicularly Nasty Spam

This morning, I received the following spam from -
This is to notify you that you have been choosen By the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Aid (NGO USA) as one of the final Recepients of a Cash Grant/Donation Economic growth and a poverty alleviation scheme.Catholic Aid (U.S.A) a Multi-Million Pounds NGO group was established with the objective Of Human Growth,Educational and Community development.
In line with the 28 years anniversary program,the Catholic Aid (U.S.A) in conjunction with the European Council is giving out One Hundred Million Pounds Sterling as specific Donations/Grants to 150 lucky international recipients worldwide in different categories for Business and Social development.These funds are freely given to you for your business and educational development,charitable work and for the growth of your community at large.
Your Email was selected Based on an internet random selection exercise,you are therefore confirmed one of the lucky recipients and are entitled to 850,000.00 (eight hundred and fifty thousand Pounds Sterling Only) as charity donations/aid from the Catholic Aid (USA).You are required to Contact immediately the Catholic Aid (UK) paying bank/payout officer below by email or telephone.
Endeavour to quote Your Qualification Number:(N-222-6747,E-900-56) for qualification documentations,verification and processing of your 850,000.00 Pounds Sterling entitlement.
Prof.Derek Walker
Foreign Exchange Unit,
Barclays Bank Plc.
1400 Commercial Avenue
P.O.Box 14,London U.k
Direct Tel:- +44 70240 84780
Endeavour to quote your Qualification numbers (N-222-6747, E-900-56) in all your correspondence with Prof.Derek Walker
Please note that this donations/Grants are administered by a U.K Bank and therefore subject to U.K Banking Laws.You are by all means advised to keep this whole information confidential until you have collected your donation.This is to avoid double and unqualified claim,due to beneficiaries informing third parties on cash grant donation.
On behalf of the Board,kindly accept our warmest congratulations!
Yours faithfully,Mrs.Deborah Smith
Director. International Promotions Unit
PO Box 291Brooklyn, NY 11220-9020 U.S.A.
Its status as a scam has been exposed here and here.


Blogger Paulinus said...

Martin I hope my propagation of your email address was not the cause of this. if it was, my apologies.

28 August, 2008 11:30  
Blogger Martin said...


Don't worry - the e-mail address has been public on this blog long before you posted it, and I get at least 30 a day.

28 August, 2008 16:01  

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